I can't believe so much time has passed since I posted these! I've been keeping on top of them each week, just forgetting to post them.
To elaborate a little more on this last week: I had a pretty bad c-section experience with Claire (here) and have wanted to do VBAC ever since. I searched and researched and found a great doctor who does them and has a high success rate. She was very optimistic about me being successful with it, and I was very excited about it. But then we found out at the 20 week ultrasound that I have placenta previa, where my placenta is over my cervix, blocking the baby's way out. This is common when there has been a previous c-section because the placenta attaches to the scar tissue of the incision. They told me not to worry though and that there was a 95% chance it would move up to where it should be by 32 weeks. So we continued as normal, just hoping and praying that the placenta would be up where it should be next time.
Well, it was not. Still right over the cervix. So another c-section it is. I am super bummed, but I know that the second time around will be much better than the first was. For one, it will be scheduled and happen quickly, instead of being preceded by 40 hours of labor. I find out more on Tuesday when I see my doctor what we will do the next few weeks because most people have to be on bed rest to avoid ANY disruption of the placenta which could cause bleeding (which would be very bad for me and baby and would result in an immediate c-section to get him out). I have another ultrasound on August 29th (35 weeks) to make a final call on what to do (still hoping it shifts or moves a little).
Anyway--that's the update! Seeing him in 3D just made me fall in love with him. I feel more connected to him now and can't wait to meet him.